December 3rd, the day we’ve all awaited. Sese’s second album of this year is finally here, Sayzor Ramone. Check out our review of the EP, stream it before purchasing after the description of Sayzor Ramone. Not only do we get the album, Sese dropped a new visual for track three as well, “Light It Up” featuring Hardbody, check that out afterwards as well.
“The theme music starts… And, the roar from the fans rolls like a tide through the stadium. The ring announcer starts, “Introducing, from St. Catherines, Ontario weighing 287 pounds… The Bad Guy, SAYZOR RAMONE! For Aristo Music Group recording artist Sese (Pronounced Say-Zee) channeling over the top charisma, brash lady’s man bravado and technical skills to put him a cut above the rest comes as second nature. The parallels between he and his favourite wrestler the WWF’s Rayzor Ramone character are endless on his new 8-Track offering aptly-titled, “Sayzor Ramone.” “I just [really] wanted to embody that charisma he had. He was all about the ladies and dressing the best, but on top of that he was a top competitor and his talent overshadowed his cocky bravado,” says Sese of his new collection. Giving fans and music lovers a high energy ringside like experience is heard throughout the offering. “I just wanted to make a cohesive project. I wanted it to be high energy, and it to embody that feeling of stepping into the ring, the crowd, the lights, the theme. I wanted it to feel very over the top… No Royale Rumble.” Boasting a mix of some frequent collaborators, and the introduction to some new sound masters, “Sayzor Ramone” flows from top to bottom. With features from Luu Breeze and Hardbody. And, production from Jayze, 2oolman, Superville, The Workx and UTVMG in-house producer Jmakbeatz the sounds are bass heavy and high impact. Currently on the “Live In Concert Tour” with Luu Breeze and G MILLA, Sese continues to bring his high energy approach to fans across the nation. Be sure to look out for Sese in a city near you.”
As we begin our venture into the cold months ahead, it’s only appropriate that we get some new music from Canadian Winter. The hip-hop/jazz/soul foursome just dropped their latest album, The Snowball Effect, the sequel to 2011′s Just Wait Till February. The album runs 12 tracks deep and features guest appearances from the likes of Bonnie Hamilton, Michael Williams, Yours Truly, T.Y., Sara London, the Snow Beach Players, and many others. You might also remember some of the songs from their Original 6 EP, including “Get The Show On The Road.” In celebration of their album’s release, the Hamilton group also dropped a new set of visuals for their single “Choose One,” directed by Robbie J. Stream/purchase The Snowball Effect and watch the visuals to “Choose One” below.
Ever since first coming across Sese’s music in my “Youtube Vortex” days; stumbling into the track “Iron Jaw Angel’s”, I was instantly a fan. Of course when you come across an artist that’s new to you, you have to go back and do your research, while in the midst of that I was constantly impressed with how dedicated he was to his craft. Dropping eleven videos in a row with G-Dot, the YFRWN series, a slew of remixes over some of the most popular instrumentals at the time, several other mixtapes and more! It still doesn’t cease – nor will it ever I believe. At the beginning of the year Sese released his first EP Age of Aquarius, which followed Aquarius Rising, not even a month after he announced another project he was working on, Sayzor Ramone.
Quoting the write up for Sayzor Ramone, “Channeling over the top charisma, brash lady’s man bravado and technical skills to put him a cut above the rest comes as second nature. The parallels between he and his favourite wrestler the WWF’s Rayzor Ramone character are endless on his new 8-Track offering aptly-titled, “Sayzor Ramone.” “I just [really] wanted to embody that charisma he had. He was all about the ladies and dressing the best, but on top of that he was a top competitor and his talent overshadowed his cocky bravado,” says Sese of his new collection. Giving fans and music lovers a high energy ringside like experience is heard throughout the offering. “I just wanted to make a cohesive project. I wanted it to be high energy, and it to embody that feeling of stepping into the ring, the crowd, the lights, the theme. I wanted it to feel very over the top… No Royale Rumble.” Boasting a mix of some frequent collaborators, and the introduction to some new sound masters, “Sayzor Ramone” flows from top to bottom. With features from Luu Breeze and Hardbody. And, production from Jayze, 2oolman, Superville, The Workx and UTVMG in-house producer Jmakbeatz the sounds are bass heavy and high impact.”
Hit the link the read the full review!
DillanPonders just dropped his new EP titled NUMB which this nine track composition is entirely produced by Tay Lewis. No sooner than hitting play on this one, you realize you’re in for a treat. From “HALF DEAD” through to “NOMAD” it’s hard to pin point one track I’m feeling more than another because they’ll all equally unique and each as good as the next. Stream and download NUMB from DillanPonders after the write up via SmashMouth Entertainment for it.
Numb is the magnum opus of DillanPonders sound. This project explores late night experiences and a morbid fascination with escaping by whatever means necessary. Accompanied by deep bass & airy ambience, it takes place in Toronto’s underground downtown scene, filled with the dreams of lost youth and love gone. NUMB is entirely produced by Tay Lewis & the pair have struck an evident artistic chemistry that resonates throughout the tape. Young Toronto is on the rise and Dillan proves he’s the leader of the new wave.
Download: DillanPonders – NUMB
If your tuned into the the London music scene, you know London has a lot of talent going around the city. Member of London’s The Most High, Shhadeh hooks up with underground producer Graph Wize, also from London who has work with some of the top underground emcees in the game to create this sixteen track album L.O Key. From start to finish you get a good taste of some good old boom bap, with some raw thought provoking lyrics that keep your head nodding for the entire forty five minutes. On this you you mainly get a taste of Shhadeh’s lyrical ability and Graph Wize’s talents as a producer because there are only a few features which include The Most High member Bill Beamin, Slick HOLLYWOOD, London’s Dolla The Paperchaser and Emanual Assefa. You can stream the album underneath the track list
1. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Prevail ft. Bill Beamin
2. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Medly
3. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – White Boy Kush
4. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – P.I.M.P
5. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Gangs of Game
6. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – In The Dark
7. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Apex
8. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – R.I.P ft. Slick HOLLYWOOD
9. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – L.O Key ft. Dolla Tha Paperchaser & Bill Beamin
10. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Purple ft. Bill Beamin
11. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Crack
12. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Across The Bridge
13. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – I&I
14. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Unbound ft. Bill Beamin
15. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Break It Down
16. Shhadeh & Graph Wize – Three Wize Men ft. Emanual Assefa
This one’s a must-listen. Producer Ouici (whom you may know as Ric Notes) just dropped She Dreams In Sound, a spectacular, head-nodding 11-track adventure. Says Ouici, “I’ve been making beats and producing for artists for over 10 years. I’ve worked with a bunch of artists, including, but not limited to: Shad K, K-os, Blake Carrington, Drake, Tona, Ayah, Shaun Boothe… etc. All those productions were under the moniker “Ric Notes”, but under the radar, I’ve always made some more experimental and more creative instrumentals that no one has really heard, and most artists I sent them out to didn’t really know how to mess with them. So I decided to just put out my own instrumental project without the worry of having to cater to artists, and to be completely free artistically and creatively.”
The album is meant to sound like an aural dream, says Ouici: “I used very dreamy sounds/effects, and also used many sounds and influences from everything I can remember growing up on, from Wu-Tang to Disney movies, to soul music etc… I ended up with She Dreams In Sound which, in my humble opinion, is my most personal and creative piece of work that I’ve done to date.”
As for the name change, Ouici says, “I guess [it was] just [based] on the idea of having a fresh start on everything musically, and [so I decided to] introduce this new sound with a new name.” Early favourites on She Dreams In Sound include “The Grand Ballroom”, “The Joy”, “The Nest” and “The Wedding”. Stream and download/purchase the album below.
I’ll confess, I slept on this one. Blame One and J57 dropped the collaborative Walk in the Sun LP over a month ago, and despite my best intentions to stay on top of it, I ultimately forgot. Well, no longer. After sharing my initial high hopes following the Soul Khan-assisted title track, I can now conclude that the rest of the album is a solid listen. It’s East Coast meets West Coast, Dirty Science meets Brown Bag AllStars. Brown Bag’s J57 – the man responsible for some of my favourite production of the past couple years – handles the beats here as Blame One goes in on the mic. As can be expected from a pairing like that, it means a project full of excellent production and on-point rhyming. Stream the entire album below.
Leading up to the release of the EP, Fundament and Fameless dropped “Dont Stop” and “Magnifying Glass” to give everyone a little teaser of what was coming. Now that the EP is finally here, we can all take in this 5 track project to enjoy wherever you listen to your music. All entirely produced by Fameless, him and Fundament team up to bring you their self titled project. Stand out tracks are ones like “Never That” and “Something To Remember Me By”, although the whole EP is amazing! Take this one in and let me know what your thoughts are.
Download: Fundament x Fameless EP
YES! Clear Soul Forces have finally released their much-anticipated Gold PP7s album through Fat Beats, continuing their ascendance after their excellent Detroit Revolution(s) album. For a video gamer and hip-hop head like myself, the Detroit foursome form the perfect combination of nerd references (even down to their Goldeneye-referencing title) and straight up mic skills. Early favourites on Gold PP7s are “Continue”, “Beats, Rhymes & Life”, “Sparring Session”, “War Drums”… ah hell, all of them. For more on Clear Soul Forces, make sure to give our interview with them a read. Stream and purchase the album below.